Category: Of Course

Mike Deasy’s racing column.

What they’re not saying

Mike Deasy looks at what candidates seeking election to the Racehorse Owners Association board are not saying, bookmakers staking big money and the hard sell that is British racing It’s that time of year...

Irreplaceable

Mike Deasy on an irreplaceable loss, no wonder the tips are free, the Sunday Times shines in a dearth of racing coverage, and a touch of Tommoballs  Little more than a week after racing...

Basking in the feel good factor

Mike Deasy on a history making Grand National win, the Sun hitting the stupid button, the Times abandoning balanced journalism to attack Denise Coates, signing a great sponsorship deal and a trophy missing the...

Owners Association continues to draw flak

Mike Deasy on more scrutiny for the Racehorse Owners Association, prize money should be just that, the Post’s deft signing and the Doncaster triangle Not for the first time, the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA)...

The Irish question

After a bit of an absence, explained below, Mike Deasy’s Of Course column returns to look at Ireland’s Festival dominance, Rachel Blackmore’s outstanding performance, healthy TV viewing figures and the lingering odour from last...

Tier 3 and that’s it for the time being

Mike Deasy on Tier 3 bringing to an end a busy few days at the races, a landmark for the Mirror’s Newsboy, getting behind Hollie and Altior’s late Tingle no-show With London destined for...

Who’s going to spend racing’s £40m?

Mike Deasy on the conundrum of who spends racing’s £40m government aid package  The devil will be in the detail on where racing’s £40m loan from the government will be heading. Early indications are that the racecourses...

Uncomfortable Times for the Jockey Club

Mike Deasy on The Times making life uncomfortable for the Jockey Club When the Jockey Club’s CEO, Delia Bushell, suddenly left the organisation, it was a story that went beyond the racing media due...

Owners association facing mounting pressure

Mike Deasy on the continued pressure faced by the Racehorse Owners Association after the poor response to its ownership strategy document If the Racehorse Owners Association thought their defence of its poorly received report...